Monday, October 13, 2008

Aghamtao 17

Aghamtao: Journal of the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT) / Anthropological Association of the Philippines
Volume 17 /  2008


To be uploaded soon

Table of Contents:

Mainstreaming Bodong Through Matagoan
Mary Constancy Barameda

Customary Justice System Among the Iraya Mangyans of Mindoro
Aleli B. Bawagan

The Syncretic Policy:Transformations in the Political Action Repertoire of MNLF Returnees in Palawan
Maria Carinnes P. Alejandria

Sa Ibayo ng mga Footnote: Tungo Sa Pagsasakasaysayan ng Isyung Tasaday
Michael Charleston B. Chua
Carlos P. Tatel, Jr.

The Tasaday Twenty Four Years After: Insights on Ethnicity and the Rights Framework
Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo

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Thursday, September 11, 2008


This is an UNOFFICIAL resource page for the Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao, Inc. (UGAT) or Anthropological Association of the Philippines. For detailed information on UGAT, please visit the official website at

The content of the blog page come mainly from email correspondence I've received from various anthropology eGroup postings. Please feel free to post comments should there be suggestions and clarifications in relation to the posts I've made to the blog. I hope this would be of help in our continued documentation of UGAT Inc.

Thank you!

Friday, August 8, 2008

UGAT 30th Annual Conference - Performing Heritage

Anthropological Association of the Philippines

30th Annual Conference
23-25 October 2008, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Sponsor: Philippine Social Science Council

Monday, June 23, 2008

Pag-uugat ng UGAT - 8th Dish Unity Series

We are inviting everyone to attend the 8th Dish Unity Series entitled - 'Pag-uugat ng UGAT' - more recollections, UGAT photos and publications over the last 30 years and preview of video 'Sweet Parangal ng UGAT' for Israel Cabanilla on 28 June 2008 - 3pm at Prof. Maria Mangahas' house (P5 Velasquez St. Sunrise Cottage UP Campus, Diliman).

Bring a dish!


"Dish-Unity Gatherings" are held in UP Diliman, and participated in by UGAT members and UP Anthropology Alumni. Many of the participants are applying Anthropological knowledge and concepts in diverse fields including art, education, theater and broadcasting, and are interested to discuss the value of Anthropology for the public.

UGAT 30th Annual Conference Call for Papers


Anthropological Association of the Philippines

30th Annual Conference
23-25 October 2008, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Sponsor: Philippine Social Science Council

Heritage is a contested socio-cultural category because what constitutes it depends on the ways by which positioned actors and institutions would mobilize its meaningful values in such realms as identity politics, commodification of culture as resource, and biocultural diversity advocacies. Hence, heritage, as a vital site of cultural production, consumption and transformation, has permeated our views on cultural similitude and difference, and necessarily implicates issues of authenticity, appropriation, conservation, preservation and so forth. As a subject matter, it has increasingly become a site for transdisciplinal inquiries by practitioners and scholars in the social sciences and the humanities. In all these, perspectives drawing on theories of culture, power, temporality, space, agency and structure get mobilized, resulting in often competing understandings of heritage as a human invention entangled in subjectivities, structures and processes, at local, national, regional and global scales.

With the theme, “Performing Heritage,” UGAT invites panel and paper proposals for the 2008 Annual Conference. Papers and panels are expected to problematize the various modes of performing Filipino heritage (e.g. in festivals, cinema, cyberspace, museums and other spectacles) in (trans-)national settings. Suggested areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Heritage in theatre, film and the media
  • Tourism and representation
  • Heritage and eco-tourism
  • The revival/(re-)invention of fiestas and traditions
  • Place marketing through heritage
  • State, heritage and spectacle
  • Intersections of archaeology and heritage studies
  • Aesthetics and politics of dance competitions in festivals
  • Institutionalization of heritage conservation
  • The language of heritage and the heritage of language
  • Heritage and the transformation of landscapes
  • Preservation of intangible heritage
  • Disaster and heritage restoration and management
  • History as heritage
Guidelines for ABSTRACTS

  1. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.
  2. Authors must indicate the sub-theme their paper may fall under.
  3. Submissions should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation and contact information (mailing address, telephone no., mobile phone no., e-mail address). For students, please indicate your intent to join the Student Paper Competition.
  4. Abstracts should be sent to by 15 JULY 2008.
Abstracts may be considered for either paper presentation or poster presentation.

Papers authored by students will be automatically entered in the student paper competition. The winning paper will be considered for publication in the Aghamtao.

For other inquiries, please contact UGAT at 0918-6989445 or at, or go to

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Sapin-saping Alaala ng mga taga-UGAT at UP Anthro Alumni

Sapin-saping Alaala ng mga taga-UGAT at UP Anthro Alumni

Usapang Anthro atbp..

Ang blog na ito ay bukas para sa lahat ng miyembro at naging bahagi ng UGAT - maging sa mga UP Anthro Alumni. Hinihikayat namin kayong habiin ang kasaysayan ng ating organisyon at ang pang-akademikong institusyong minsang naging bahagi ng ating buhay. Ibahagi ninyo ang inyong kaalama at sama-sama nating pagtani-tagniin at tahiin ang ating kasaysayan.

Sapin-saping Alaala ng mga taga-UGAT at UP Anthro Alumni - Invitation

Para sa lahat,

Inaayayahan namin kayong bisitahin ang UGAT-UP Anthro Alumni Blog. Hinihikayat namin kayong ibahagi ang inyong nalalaman/karanasan sa UGAT at UP Anthro Department.

Kung may nais kayong ibahagi na larawan at kung ano-ano pa at wag po kayong mag-atubili. Ito po ang link sa blog na ito: